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Another defeat for liberty

Gordon Brown narrowly got his way when the Commons voted through 42 days under arrest and without charge. Yet another huge slice taken out of the rights and freedom enjoyed by the citizens of this nation since the signing of The Magna Carta. Much as I despise the unelected second chamber (more on that another time) I live in hope that they will expose this Bill for the piece of megalomania that is.

There is more to it though. Labour MP’s were cajoled and persuaded and probably bribed with promises of Government positions to vote this through, against their consciences. What does this say about our elected representitives? No wonder the number of people exercising their right to vote is falling steadily, no wonder politicians are trusted in about the same degree as estate agents. It’s a sad day for Liberty and equally a sad day for Democracy.

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